As you’re firing up the heater to make your home comfortable as the weather turns cooler, you may be wondering, “How much money can new insulation save me?”
It’s a great question, and the answer really is “it depends.”
It Depends on Your Home
The amount of money you’ll save on heating and cooling costs by installing new insulation depends on a variety of things specific to your home. These factors include:
- the type of heating/cooling system you have,
- the age of the system, the condition of your current insulation,
- what type and how much insulation you install,
- your individual lifestyle and comfort preferences for heating and cooling your home.
So, while we can’t promise an exact amount of savings for your particular situation without getting those specifics from you, we can give you some averages so you know what you can generally expect.
Energy Star reports that the United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that “homeowners can save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs (or an average of 11% on total energy costs) by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists.”
Houselogic experts give a broader range, saying bringing your insulation up to current standards can save you “anywhere from 10% to 50% on heating and cooling bills.”
The U.S. Department of Energy avoids making any general claims about cost savings except to say that “insulation in your home provides resistance to heat flow and lowers your heating and cooling costs.”
Beyond Saving Money
We can give you a better answer to that “How much money can new insulation save me?” question by discussing your home’s specifics, and we invite you to call us so we can have that conversation.
Beyond saving money, new insulation can make your home more comfortable for you and your family to live in all year round. And isn’t that worth more than the money you save?
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you save money and live more comfortably by adding new insulation.